We see this in …

A budget draft that guts the regulatory state to fund a defense build-up.

A war without end with the media, where allies like Breitbart get Oval Office face time and frenemies like the New York Times get endlessly tagged as evil.

A clamp-down on immigrants, visitors from Muslim countries, trade, companies exporting jobs.

A dismissive view of the U.N. and conventional views on China.

The slow destruction of political norms, and Washington customs and niceties.